Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




Beckfoot Oakbank School uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. For optimal performance please accept cookies. For more information please visit our cookies policy.

Accept and close

Students & Learning

Wellbeing and Mental Health


Introduction to Wellbeing

Our goal at Beckfoot Oakbank is to ensure that student’s emotional well-being is at the very heart of our school. We aim to help create a school culture that enables our students to be energised, effective, healthy, and positive with a growth mind-set, allowing them to cope with the stresses of being a teenager in the modern world. Although we aim to minimise the requirement for mental health 1st aid, we aim to support our students in need, with the very best help and support that the school and outside agencies can offer, so they can continue to recover, progress, and excel in the face of all life’s challenges. We hope to have a lifelong positive impact on the mental well-being of our students.

Green loop 2

What is Wellbeing?

What is wellbeing 



Meet the Team

T. Shearn

WELCO – Designated Safeguarding Lead (Operational)


S. Peyton

Higher Level Wellbeing Mentor & Named Person


R. Simpson

Wellbeing Mentor & Named Person


K. Dormer

Wellbeing Mentor & Named Person


E. North

Wellbeing Mentor & Named Person


E. Ellis

Post 16 Named Person



Support Services

Support Services


December PSG BDCT Poster (3) (004) - Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope - Local Website (Worth Valley) with helpful suggestions on where to seek support. - Web based confidential support for 11-18 years. - Offering young people aged 7-17 years mental health support. - Counselling for school staff, children and young people across a range of services. Also offers a full counselling service for young people aged 11-18 years. - Helps children and young people who may be having mental health problems. - Supporting children and young people 11-19 years who are struggling with social, emotional or mental wellbeing. Also for young people with special educational needs and disabilities up to the age of 25. - Mind Recovery Workers offer 1:1 support at five GP surgeries in Bradford. Specialist support for young people aged 11-25 years. - Offers counselling to young people aged 11-24 years - Offering a range of services for LGBTQ people. - An app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.


URGENT SUPPORT -- Offering Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis.


Exam Wellbeing

Exam Wellbeing

At Beckfoot Oakbank school we fully understand the importance of supporting our students well-being through exams. We know that exams are a major source of worry and anxiety for young people. Whilst feeling anxious about important events is a natural response, we take numerous steps in our tutorials and lessons to support our students well-being at these times which includes help with their organisation, study timetables and advice of how to look after their own well-being.

It is important that students:

  • Are organised and well prepared for exams.
  • Take a long-term approach to study and revision rather than a short-term cramming approach
  • Study sensibly and effectively without distraction
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit screen time and exposure to social media
  • Get enough sleep and keep a sleep routine.
  • Take time out to socialise and relax.
  • Eat healthily.
  • Talk to their friends and family.
  • Practise mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Have a positive mind set, their best is good enough!

Here are some external resources that may help Students and Parents cope during these difficult times


Sexual Harassment & Assault

Wellbeing Videos

 The Stand Up Kid


I Had A Black Dog, His Name Was Depression


 What Causes Anxiety and Depression - Inside Out


 We All Have Mental Health


The Five Ways to Wellbeing - Boosting Mental Wellbeing


Mental Health In Our Own Words


10 Easy Self Care Tips for Depression